Around and around we go; today is the start to yet another lovely workweek. Hopefully, you have a bit of a spring in your step from some indulgent weekend activities. If not, don't fret; there are still plenty of events to keep you busy through your working days. Whether you're looking to buy your first 64-ounce growler from a local brewery, watch a chef competition throw-down, or do some business networking at a bar, there's something to do in Broward and Palm Beach counties this week.
Sipping on Summer at The Blind Monk
The Blind Monk wine bar in West Palm Beach (410 Evernia Street) will host a night of live music and a summer inspired food. Drink pairings compliments of sommelier Lauren Samson. Reserve your seat today. Cost is $65 per person. This event starts at 7 p.m. Call 561-833-3605, or visit theblindmonk.com.
LGBT Night at Dos Caminos
Dos Caminos in Fort Lauderdale has launched a weekly LGBT Night starting this week featuring food and drink specials every Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. until close. Patrons can take advantage of $3 Milagro silver tequila shots, 2-for-1 frozen margaritas (including frozen prickly pear and traditional), and free chips and salsa. The ongoing special will take place the month of June and coincides with LGBT Pride Month.
Summer Brewmaster Dinner Series at Tucker Duke's Lunchbox
Summer means beer dinners at Tucker Duke's Lunchbox, which is hosting its second annual summer brew master series beer dinner. Every month this summer, the Deerfield Beach restaurant will host a new brewery for a pairing dinner. On Tuesday, June 30, it's Funky Buddha Brewery. The event takes place from 7 to 10 p.m. Cost is $55 per person. Purchase tickets online.
Business Networking at The Living Room
Looking for new business connections, friends, and networking opportunities? Join The Living Room in Boynton Beach Tuesday, June 30 at 6 p.m. for a special 3-minute mingle (1709 N Congress Avenue, Boynton Beach). This is a casual business mingle. Talk for 3 minutes then move to your next potential business connection. The evening includes one complimentary Pimm's summer cocktail, light bites, and 20 percent off food. Tickets are available online, and cost $10 (two for one tickets for first 10 guests); $10 per person; or $15 per person the day of the event. Call 561-637-4490.
Beer Bingo at Riverside Market
Bingo may be associated with old-folks' homes, but, like life itself, it's pretty awesome when you just add beer. To keep you moving on your way to maturity, the Riverside Market is hosting its monthly beer bingo on Wednesday, at 8 p.m. It costs $5 for the first card, and $2 for every one after that. This week, Riverside Market is hosting a special Sam Adams edition with plenty of prizes and giveaways. Call 954-358-8333.
Chef Vs. Chef Series Competition at Max's Harvest
Get ready for the third round of the South Florida Chef vs. Chef competition, which will take place at Max’s Harvest in Delray Beach every Wednesday night throughout summer. The throwdown-style challenges kicks off at 9:30 p.m. this Wednesday night for its third installment, continuing its 15-week run. This time around: Victor Meneses (executive chef for El Camino in Delray Beach) versus Victor Franco (executive chef at Oceans 234 in Deerfield Beach).
64-Ounces To Freedom Growler Releases
- Starting at noon, Saltwater Brewing will be celebrating the 64-ounce growler with a special release collaboration with Native Brewing Co., an Independence Day-inspired Belgian Wit with raspberries and blueberries.
Due South Brewing will be celebrating with 15 off the first fill for people who have their own official stainless steel Due South growler, now on sale in the tasting room for $29.99.
The Brewhouse Gallery will be celebrating the 64-ounce growler release with a party from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m.
- Funky Buddha Brewery will be opening at 9 a.m. on Wednesday to celebrate the new legal growler size with a host of special growler fills including More Moro Blood Orange IPA, Raspberry Blonde Ale, Fire in the Hole, Little Red Roggenbier, French Toast Double Brown Ale, I'm So Excited, I'm So Scared, Big Guava Jelly Blonde, It's Broooown Double Brown Ale.
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Whiskey Wednesday at Stache 1920's Drinking Den
It's not quite the weekend, but you still want to go out for some fun. That's where Stache's Whisk(e)y Wednesday comes into play. It's the perfect spot for you and your crew to chill, have a great drink, play pool, and listen to some good tunes. Enjoy a complimentary shot of whiskey and free pool, and stay for whiskey flights, special tastings, and more. Happy hour goes from 5 to 9 p.m.
Food Truck Invasion at Quiet Waters Park
Food Truck Invasion is finally heading to Deerfield Beach on first Thursdays of the month. If this is your first time to a Food Truck Invasion here is what you need to know: This is a huge outdoor picnic where food trucks of different origins, cuisine and menus prepare food that is cooked to order. It’s not fast food, as the majority of the trucks are run by regional chefs. A great deal of fusion cuisine, comfort foods and sweet treats to choose from will be available by over 20+ food trucks. Be sure to bring your folding chairs or blankets to picnic at the park grass surroundings. Food trucks will include 90 Miles to Go, BC Tacos, Bite Gastrotruck, Cheesezilla, Crazydilla, DR Smokehouse, Da Burger Shack, Dolce Gourmet Cupcakes, Don Mofongo, Dough Dough's Donuts, Food Junkies, Jersey Dawg, La Nostra Pizza, Las Gorditas, Main Stop Grill, Miami Press, Mobile Culinary Kitchen, Mobstah Lobstah, Palate Party, Potato Potato, The Rolling Stove, Sauced Up, Sidecar Kitchen, Sweet Cravings NY, Tacos Veracruz, and Zombie Ice. The event takes place from 5 to 9 p.m.
Nicole Danna is a food writer covering Broward and Palm Beach counties. To get the latest in food and drink news in South Florida, follow her @SoFloNicole or find her latest food pics on the BPB New Times Food & Drink Instagram.